2012 Backcountry Gear Haiku Contest

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5:59 p.m. on April 20, 2012 (EDT)
skyemo


Joined: Aug 9, 2011
Posts: 1

On the pebbled Trail…

Space fills with sounds of new boots

Trees nod in cadence.

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5:46 p.m. on April 4, 2012 (EDT)
FromSagetoSnow


Joined: Mar 18, 2010
Posts: 1355

I got five stitches.

A rock hit me in the head.

Helmets are cheaper.

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1:44 a.m. on April 24, 2012 (EDT)
swampcricket


Joined: Sep 21, 2010
Posts: 1

Its been five more years

Another five thousand miles

With gear all the same

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1:20 a.m. on April 24, 2012 (EDT)
michaelteak


Joined: Apr 8, 2012
Posts: 4

My ultralight gear

Tent, sleeping bag, stove, backpack

And now my wallet

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2:56 a.m. on April 8, 2012 (EDT)
michaelteak


Joined: Apr 8, 2012
Posts: 4

Bladder’s gonna burst

Far too cold to leave the tent

Hmmm, empty Nalgene...

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11:14 p.m. on April 23, 2012 (EDT)
lilygirl404


Joined: Apr 23, 2012
Posts: 1

Weary shoulders kissed

Brown leather boots worn by years

Sunburnt cheeks held high

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10:59 p.m. on April 23, 2012 (EDT)
Dr. J


Joined: Apr 23, 2012
Posts: 1

solid paddle out

calm while we wait together

drop in and ride on

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9:00 p.m. on April 23, 2012 (EDT)
haydencarpenter


Joined: Apr 23, 2012
Posts: 1

Barefoot by the fire

My socks stand up on their own

That's hard work you smell

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6:08 p.m. on April 23, 2012 (EDT)
kmerlo


Joined: Apr 23, 2012
Posts: 3

The sky calls my name;

Step-by-step, I learn the trail.

Only to descend.

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6:06 p.m. on April 23, 2012 (EDT)
kmerlo


Joined: Apr 23, 2012
Posts: 3

The scent of laundry;

Day hikers are approaching.

Ew - we must smell gross!

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5:59 p.m. on April 23, 2012 (EDT)
kmerlo


Joined: Apr 23, 2012
Posts: 3

Long day; many miles.

Mmm, a waft of the privy!

Finally! We made it!

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6:49 p.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
secondtopaul


Joined: Nov 6, 2008
Posts: 14

Backpacks and sizing:

Why you never fit? Too big.

Too small.  Shoulders hurt.

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2:37 p.m. on April 23, 2012 (EDT)
k8tsqueaks


Joined: Apr 23, 2012
Posts: 2

Camelbak, Nalgene

is quite necessary as

my bottle of Beam


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2:28 p.m. on April 23, 2012 (EDT)
Rachor


Joined: Apr 23, 2012
Posts: 1

Though slip and slimey

The outdoor trails wander

Dry my toes-ies stay

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2:28 p.m. on April 23, 2012 (EDT)
k8tsqueaks


Joined: Apr 23, 2012
Posts: 2

pockets, zippers, straps

it is weird the connection

I have to my pack

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11:34 a.m. on April 23, 2012 (EDT)
jdw


Joined: Apr 23, 2012
Posts: 6

we gotta do some more backpacking

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4:57 p.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
FromSagetoSnow


Joined: Mar 18, 2010
Posts: 1355

"What do we do now?"

Hungry, sitting in wet down

"Well, now we suffer."

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12:04 p.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
Psyentist


Joined: Feb 29, 2012
Posts: 5

Give the wild your heart

Your cup is full

Nature is purpose

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2:57 a.m. on April 10, 2012 (EDT)
whomeworry


Joined: Mar 16, 2010
Posts: 2297

Half asleep I drink

From pee bottle by mistake

A foul tang, rank taste

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8:14 a.m. on April 23, 2012 (EDT)
whomeworry


Joined: Mar 16, 2010
Posts: 2297

I’m so exhausted

Nod off into the fire

Singed balaclava

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7:41 a.m. on April 23, 2012 (EDT)
Bookworm


Joined: Apr 23, 2012
Posts: 1

The hiking hankie/ Wipes brow,nose...cools when wet/ A fashion statement

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1:14 a.m. on April 23, 2012 (EDT)
zissou


Joined: Apr 23, 2012
Posts: 2

Each piece gets its chance

in nutmeg-flecked sweat and stray

strings of spider webs.

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1:08 a.m. on April 23, 2012 (EDT)
zissou


Joined: Apr 23, 2012
Posts: 2

She told me it smelled

like some chipmunk died inside

but I love these boots.

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11:45 p.m. on April 22, 2012 (EDT)
TreeBranch


Joined: Dec 29, 2011
Posts: 2

 

Mummy Bag, Zipped Tight,

Hungry Bear Seeks Midnight Bite:

Wiggle, Crunch - Goodnight!

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11:27 p.m. on April 22, 2012 (EDT)
stephchach


Joined: Apr 22, 2012
Posts: 3

Daypack hefted high, 

Bearing headlamp, hard cheese, and 

Mountain-top vino.

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11:20 p.m. on April 22, 2012 (EDT)
stephchach


Joined: Apr 22, 2012
Posts: 3

No powder too deep,

Or snowfall too oppressive.

With snowshoes, delight!

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11:19 p.m. on April 22, 2012 (EDT)
stephchach


Joined: Apr 22, 2012
Posts: 3

Mummy bag packs down

Small and light. Cozy, fluffy,

Downy heaven. ‘Night.

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10:57 p.m. on April 22, 2012 (EDT)
TreeBranch


Joined: Dec 29, 2011
Posts: 2

 

Tent, Backpack, Down Bag;

Exploring The Wilderness -

I'm Finally Home.

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9:41 p.m. on April 22, 2012 (EDT)
AZTrailStumblr


Joined: Apr 22, 2012
Posts: 1

A grin on my face

Sun and shelter on my back

Arizona Trail

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9:11 p.m. on April 22, 2012 (EDT)
mitigwaki


Joined: Apr 22, 2012
Posts: 3

MSR Fury!

You kept me dry onthe mountain

I miss you at night

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9:00 p.m. on April 22, 2012 (EDT)
mitigwaki


Joined: Apr 22, 2012
Posts: 3

No food or coffee

Hoist my fifty five pound pack

Patagonia

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7:38 p.m. on April 22, 2012 (EDT)
erikeichinger


Joined: Apr 22, 2012
Posts: 2

Natural beauty

Can surround and amaze me

When shoulders don't hurt

 

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7:15 p.m. on April 22, 2012 (EDT)
tikijim


Joined: Apr 22, 2012
Posts: 2

Illumination/ from my forehead enlightens/ my path to potty.

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6:58 p.m. on April 22, 2012 (EDT)
tikijim


Joined: Apr 22, 2012
Posts: 2

Harsh winds blow my way/ pushing me to my limits./ My shell laughs it off.

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3:47 p.m. on April 22, 2012 (EDT)
apeman


Joined: Jan 14, 2011
Posts: 1238

Waterfalls so near

In Keen's tread to close I fear

slip,the moss..........oh dear!

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3:46 p.m. on April 22, 2012 (EDT)
niqnaq


Joined: Apr 22, 2012
Posts: 3

O Carabiner,

Where would I be without you?

Probably stranded. 

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3:44 p.m. on April 22, 2012 (EDT)
niqnaq


Joined: Apr 22, 2012
Posts: 3

Backpack, you're The One.

We were made for each other.

You hold me just right.

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7:59 a.m. on April 22, 2012 (EDT)
MontagueBob


Joined: Mar 10, 2012
Posts: 3

Gerry Cunningham,

Left our camp much too early

His pack is now mine.

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6:58 p.m. on April 21, 2012 (EDT)
Islandfever


Joined: Apr 21, 2012
Posts: 1

Backcountry dot com

Fleece, wool, poly, down, nylon

Trail running, dirt fun

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2:06 p.m. on April 21, 2012 (EDT)
doggymcnuggets


Joined: Jun 17, 2009
Posts: 60

Homemade walking sticks

Sailing leaf boats on a creek

Blade of grass whistle

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3:51 p.m. on April 14, 2012 (EDT)
doggymcnuggets


Joined: Jun 17, 2009
Posts: 60

Dawn...woods come to life

I lie in my tent silent

Home away from home

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11:31 a.m. on April 21, 2012 (EDT)
karmantra


Joined: Apr 26, 2006
Posts: 105

N,S,E or W?

SPOT, PLB

or a GPS?

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11:28 a.m. on April 21, 2012 (EDT)
apeman


Joined: Jan 14, 2011
Posts: 1238

I took a good book

Into a Dana NUK-TUK

That's pitched by a brook

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6:28 a.m. on April 15, 2012 (EDT)
whomeworry


Joined: Mar 16, 2010
Posts: 2297

The embers are warm

The flask makes another round

It’s late but who cares

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7:55 a.m. on April 21, 2012 (EDT)
Strahwk


Joined: Jul 7, 2010
Posts: 17

Back to sweet nature,

I wipe with cool leafy greens.

Nature not so sweet...

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1:42 a.m. on April 21, 2012 (EDT)
B-groupLizard


Joined: Jan 13, 2007
Posts: 22

Store advertising

Must buy perfect gear! I nod:

Sharp mind, fit body.

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1:39 a.m. on April 21, 2012 (EDT)
B-groupLizard


Joined: Jan 13, 2007
Posts: 22

Adrift and astray

Wandering hither and yon.

Forgot the compass.

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7:58 p.m. on April 20, 2012 (EDT)
Mapache


Joined: Mar 8, 2011
Posts: 2

Hanging with the breeze

a spot where no tent could pitch.

my homemade hammock

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6:45 p.m. on April 19, 2012 (EDT)
RBryanP


Joined: Apr 22, 2011
Posts: 14

Hiking With Boy Scouts

Is sometimes Like Herding Cats

GET AWAY FROM LEDGE!!!

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4:50 p.m. on April 20, 2012 (EDT)
jeff d


Joined: Apr 20, 2012
Posts: 1

Unroll. Deep breath, puff.

Home away from home bedding

worth its weight in gold...

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